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Gingerbread Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 7 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups molasses
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Cream first five ingredients. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Chill about one hour or until dough is of a consistency that can be worked. Roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick, then cut out into desired shapes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
  4. Let cookies cool and decorate with royal icing, candies, dried fruit, nuts, etc.

Makes two to three dozen cookies, depending on size of cookies.

Posted by Tiffany at Recipe Goldmine 11/28/2001 8:39 am.

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